It looks like someone has been on Instagram! Bachelor Nation alum Shawn Booth broke his silence about his ex Kaitlyn Bristowe‘s new relationship with former Bachelorette contestant Jason Tartick. The two have been all over each other’s social media accounts and the 31-year-old personal trainer definitely has some thoughts about it. Keep scrolling to see the details!
“[I’m] trying to understand things right now. I guess this goes with her new relationship too. It just kind of makes me question everything that we’ve had,” the fitness guru said during a sneak peek of Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti’s “Almost Famous: In Depth” attained by Us Weekly. “So I think that’s one of the major questions that runs through my mind — just trying to understand that, which I think is tough to understand.”
The pair officially called it quits at the beginning of November after three years together. “This difficult decision comes after thoughtful, respectful consideration. Even though we are parting as a couple, we’re very much committed to remaining friends. We have both evolved as people, which is taking us in different directions, but with the hope that we will continue to support each other in new ways,” they said in a joint statement.
After getting engaged on season 11 of The Bachelorette in 2015, it was revealed they just weren’ t on “the same page.” The 33-year-old podcast host realized “there were some important fundamental values that weren’t lining up” and there were “some things we’d probably never see eye-to-eye on.”
“I do care about her, so I am happy that she doesn’t have to, I guess, deal with, maybe, all the pain and the heartbreak because it seems like she’s moved on and she’s happy. It does make me a little more comfortable knowing that she’s not at home at our empty house, so I look at it from that point of view,” he continued to tell Ben and Ashley during the interview, which airs on January 27.
He continued, “I also think that it’s helping me to move on because it does hurt that much, but seeing everything, it does upset me and does make me a little angry, but it also helps me to move on knowing that maybe we weren’t right for each other and that I will find somebody down the road that also makes me happy.”
“I didn’t even read the article, I didn’t even look her up. I don’t want to know because you know what, he has the right to hang out with whoever he wants, and as much as it can, even when you’re ready — like you know that’s not your person — it still stings,” Kaitlyn said at the time.
Shawn admitted about vying for the dancer’s rose. “It was a pretty dramatic season,” he continued to say during the podcast interview. “I’m not going to lie and sugarcoat it and say it was all roses right out of the gates. I think we had a tough time with our relationship in, like, the second week of the season. We went through all different types of ups and downs.”
He further explained, “And then obviously once we’re engaged and we’re able to announce that we’re together, we’re happy, we’re excited and then you still have to deal with other issues … I had a tough time on that show. It was always a battle of my heart vs. my brain. I think the whole Nick situation was a big part of our relationship.”
The 38-year-old made it far on Kaitlyn’s season, and fans were shocked when the two got intimate before the fantasy suites. Ben asked Shawn if he was able to move past seeing that happen to which the reality star responded that it was “always in the back of my mind.” Although Nick has since denied having sex with the former Bachelorette, the damage was already done.
The very next day, Kaitlyn and Jason were at it again. The two went out on the town and looked like they had another fabulous night. The day after that, we couldn’t breathe because they went on a THIRD date. Three days, three dates, we can’t handle it.
The reality starlet dropped the B-word during a recent episode of her podcast. “It’s actually so strange to go from being engaged to thinking of someone as your boyfriend,” she said. “Because I feel like that’s taking a step backwards — it’s not. It’s not. If anything, it’s taking a step forward because you’re just growing and evolving as a person.”
She continued, “So, yeah … I mean … I would be upset if he was dating anyone else and I think he would be upset if I was dating anyone else.” Romance is definitely in the air with these two. Best of luck!